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In my sculptures I look for the elusive beauty that embraces awkwardness, the harmony within dissonance, a spacious visceral energy. In that quest, I find the expressive potential of clay – in form, surface and color – make it a potent medium. I try to approach my work as direct experience, free of conceptual overlay, and hope viewers can relate to it in that spirit.
Steven Peters received his art training in the late 1960s at Antioch College and the New York Studio School, and more recently studied ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. His primary media have been welded steel, plaster and clay. His work has been exhibited in Nova Scotia and New York City, where his ceramic wall pieces won second prize in the Ground Arts 2012 Painting & Sculpture Competition.